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Peyton Manning Press Conference: Former Colts Star Admits Release Not His Choice

Published by Alex Kay on March 7, 2012
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Indianapolis Colts

Moments ago, Colts QB Peyton Manning and team CEO and owner Jim Irsay announced at a press conference that the longtime Indianapolis signal caller has been released from his contract. It was not the future Hall of Fame quarterback's decision.

It comes as no surprise, given the news was widely reported yesterday, but Manning did reveal that it was not his choice to leave and he would have stayed with the Colts had they decided not to cut him free.

During the presser on ESPN2, Mike Berardino reported that Manning said,

"It wasn't his [Irsay’s] decision. It wasn't my decision. Circumstances kind of dictated all of that. It's not what either of us wanted. It's just kind of the way it worked out to be."


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